Answer: When you sprinkle peat moss over the seeds, it helps maintain consistent moisture and will also deter birds from feeding on the grass seeds. If you're keeping the seedbed moist and birds are not devouring the seeds, there's really no reason to apply peat at this point. For good germination, seeds must make good contact with the soil (so they can easily root) and they must not be allowed to dry out. Most grass seeds will germinate in 7-10 days, depending upon weather.
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